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activist feeling for the party. in iowa, you need to be able to organize for the union. bernie sanders is starting to reach out to those groups in a more aggressively than he did in the past. hillary clinton has a fundamental advantage among those constituencies. joe biden would have an advantage over bernie sanders going head to head among those constituencies. one iowa andders new hampshire, he would be the story. there would be real panic in the clinton campaign. i would certainly not rule him out primaries and caucuses. he is planning -- they are to have a game plan, the center's campaign, to focus on some of the other caucus states, colorado, state with a very college-age population. they are not just planning for new hampshire and iowa. makeup ofook at the the democratic electorate and a lot of states after those two states, it is a lot harder for bernie sanders to compete.
line for republicans were kimberly is waiting. in mine. waiting, des moines. -- good morning. caller: the morning. people forget that ronald reagan was a movie star and he was just fine as a president. jindal, heobby sounds like he is totally jealous. he seems insecure and has to tear donald trump down who seems to be very self-confident. that appeals to us. the american public, we are not stupid. we get tired of the same machine running. i am a number of the national healthcare regime. the first thing they want to do is go out to d.c. and offer a lot of money. that was a complete turnoff. these people believe -- they should be doing the right thing, that whoever pays more. that to me is a mob. thanks.
guest: that line is the most powerful line in a doll trunk campaign speech. i think that caller speaks to that. i don't agree between the comparison of trump and reagan. he was a two-term governor of california. he was involved in politics. in democratic politics and then later on in conservative politics. he has no electoral experience. i think the relevant comparison, the relevant comparison for trump is when he ran for california governor, he had no expense of the time, you when you -- even when you look at the political states of torsion a or versus trump, shorts and they are was more popular than trump is right now. source nager won a lot of support from democrats when he ran the first time. also trump, even though he is doing well with republicans,
turns off democrat and republicans. host: he has put out one paper on his positions, what is next for trump? guest: i think the only issue he has on the campaign said. if there is an issue that is driving support for him -- fortson, it is a situation where democrats and republicans and the leadership of both parties can have a much more open and supportive policy and sunset of immigration reform. people feel shut out and do not support increased immigration or a more competitive approach to immigration reform and they want more border security as their focus. both parties are shutting them out. donald trump is speaking to their concerns. line for independents, des moines. interestedm more into looking into, between donad trump and hillary clinton as if
they were to become the commander-in-chief of our armed forces -- host: we lost him. we go to lawrence, san rafael, california, line for democrats. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. just to comment, i remember when , my mom was ao we democrat and my dad was a republican, but in those days it was more centrist. i asked my god what he thought and he -- i asked my dad what he thought and he said, he is my president. , when youondering why do have the president, the country can't be like he is the president. ast: you don't think there is respect for the office anymore? caller: that is the thing. republican, my mom was a democrat. more centrist. truman one -- won, i asked
him what he thought about the outset, the chicago headline and everything, he said he is my president. that is how it should be. next, fromis up washington. for republicans. good morning. you are on with josh kraushaar. republicansink the should go after bush and go john case it -- quebec -- kasich instead of after going over -- after trump. bush has got the money, so if they knock him out the money will go to them. it does them no good moneywise to take on trumped. trumped -- trump. .ush is an open borders guy
he does not think enough of the united states and speak our language in his home. if he wants to be president maybe he should be president of mexico. candidatesepublican -- host: josh kraushaar? guest: there is room for a conservative, someone who is maybe a little bit more hawkish in immigration. that was the scott walker play in iowa, he tried to appeal to some of the donald trump voters. that was a strategy that he some of the more hard-line immigration candidates will go after bush. it works for scott walker, in now pulling at 3% in iowa. immigration is clearly a powerful issue, but the strategy by which other candidates like donald -- other than donald trump can capitalize on that are not sure -- are not clear. host: you brought up martin o'malley.
he got some attention this week in his attempt to raise awareness about campaign contributions. he worked with the independent journal to go to wall street and lay a guitar on wall street and see how much money he could raise. here is a bit that was put out by the independent journal. [video clip] [indiscernible] >> excuse me. ♪ this land is your land. ♪ this land is my land. ♪ from california, to the new
york island. ♪ from the redwood forest to the gulf stream waters, this land was made for you and me. walking that ribbon of highway, i thought below me that endless sky way. ♪ i saw below me that golden valley, this land was made for you and me. ♪ host: maryland governor martin $1.74ey ended up raising and pack of gummy bears. guest: that was one of the more creative videos we have seen from any site -- any candidate this cycle. they deserve a lot of credit for thinking outside the box and really underscoring the point of a wants to make, he is not the establishment candidate. he is running as someone who is
much more populist. the problem is, no one knew who he was. people on the streets of new york, on wall street, did not even recognize him. he only raised $1.74. no one went up to him and said, hey, you are the former governor of the state of mech -- maryland. he has been all over the place and people still don't know who he is. his message is not connecting with them in the same way bernie sanders's message is. it was a creative, clever video and it should get some attention to his campaign. on the other hand, he has been doing this for months and people still don't know who he is. host: we are in massachusetts where bill is met -- waiting on our line for democrats. caller: i have a couple of points. one is i like bernie sanders, that he is an independent and i don't know why he is running as a democrat. he is an independent. he should join the democratic party in order to run with the democrats. on the other hands, -- on the
other hand, i don't know, i think he is going to join the clown show. one more thing, josh, you are a pretty intelligent guy. i know you realize at the end of the term that the nominees are going to be hillary clinton and job bush. i think you would agree with that. guest: i actually wrote a column saying that it has never looked less likely that we are seeing hillary clinton and jump -- jeb bush. it is such a divided field on the republican side. you really only have bernie sanders as the main challenger to hillary clinton. when you look at the dissatisfaction towards washington and career politicians, and you look at biography and hillary clinton's record, they are about as far as you can get.
i actually think the republican's will nominate bit of aho is a little fresh face. someone like marco rubio or someone who is more of an outsider. andink they are going to go think outside the box on the republican side. i honestly think it is going to be a very volatile situation because of the e-mail scandal. you never know where this is going to go. it has already done a number on her favorability ratings, and biotin is waiting in the wings. i saw him on "the late show." he was emotional, he may not get in, but if he does he will give her a run for her money. host: if you want to read josh kraushaar you can go to nationa us a callom or give for the next 10 minutes or so. curtis is in hinesville, georgia. for independents. independents. caller: you kind of still my
thunder there, but i think donald trump really touched what americans are looking at. we are tired of career politicians that raise tons of money. that is what is wrong with our political system, it is corrupt with money because then you are beholden to the special interest groups that through in and millions and millions of dollars. and you have super pac's. that. trump has hit i think that is super legitimate. one common i would also like to make is when you said bernie sanders does not have the staying power what you are really saying is bernie sanders cannot raise the money. that goes to my first point, it is all about the money. money, money, money. wouldas a republican i think they would want to stay away from hillary clinton and let her become the nominee, because i think she is totally unelectable. by last point is, i am watching john kasich. i hope he will take a look at him. i like what he did in congress.
i like what he did in the state of ohio that turned them around. it is all about the money, that is what is wrong with our political system. thank you. guest: just to clarify, sanders's problem is actually not money. a lot of small donations along the lines of what howard dean did in 2004. he has been able to raise enough money to get his message out there and campaign aggressively. that is only going to continue. i think his challenges more demographic, and that he has appealed with certain constituencies who are overrepresented in new hampshire. i wonder if that would translate to north carolina and nevada? and i am intrigued that you have a democrat who is really positive about john kasich. kasich is a someone, he is a party leaders in
smoke-filled room -- if you still had party leaders in smoke-filled rooms, he would be a contender. it is knowledge his jon huntsman who is running for the liberal republican campaign. he is certainly more moderate on immigration, social issues. but by and large he would be considered a fairly center right candidate. host: and we are talking money, money, money. if you are on twitter wants to know, when do we get to see record?rumps tax i think don't think -- what he said is if obama released his tax records -- he has conditioned that on certain things. i don't think we're going to see any detail about his tax returns unless we really get to the point where he is a nominee and maybe has a little more pressure. host: david is in edmond, oklahoma, line for republicans. you are up next.
caller: good morning josh. guest: good morning. caller: i have enjoyed listening to you this morning. i am a lifelong republican. i have a theory regarding this trump that i. would like to hear your opinion on. i believe the percentages we are seeing in polling now are the ofolute peak, the very limit the intellectually bankrupt americans who would write in to buy inel -- by end -- to the babel that this guy spews out. otherwise i would point out we are going to coin a new phrase, reagan democrats. they are the mainstream
of the party who love their country and would cast a vote for hillary clinton before we put a more on in the white house. host: who is your candidate? caller: you know i absolutely love the idea of someone who is not bound by special interest, and therefore ben carson i really am intrigued by ben carson. guest: i am fascinated, i don't actually think ben carson has -- i actually think that person has more of that power than donald trump has staying power. i guess i am work as than some folks. he has been on every cable news show, morning show. he has gotten at least $1 billion in free advertising for his campaign, but no one else is running campaign ads. is now up,campaign the super pac will be going up next week. other candidates will jump in.
negative ads matter, positive ads matter. kasich spent four or $5 million in new hampshire and he is in second place in the new hampshire polls even though he is not doing well nationally. money matters. people will start to engage if you spend money. money, henald trump's certainly has appealed that the numbers will change quite a bit. i think it will take a true outsider like ben carson who really can tap into evangelical support, socially conservative support, in a state like iowa. they are looking for a dark horse. if you are looking for a wrapup of all the polling that is out there, you can see this chart showing the ups and downs previously 17 -- -- candidates in the republican primary.
is donaldlines, there trump going up over the summer months. this red line is ben carson. you can see his numbers starting to spike in the latest polls. we are taking another five or 10 minutes or so to talk with josh kraushaar of the "national journal." in connecticut, line for democrats. you are up next. caller: good morning. i am just so fed up with the media in this country. i am a democrat and i am supporting hillary clinton. i have watched for over 20 years now "the new york times" constantly going after her. currying up whitewater -- whitewater, having to constantly retract what they say. it is just ridiculous. the republican field -- there may be many in the republican
field, none of them have experience. hillary clinton has proven herself. she has fought for her own voice. it is just ridiculous, i do believe that republicans will come over and vote for hillary. i do think that she will start because there is nothing there. it started in benghazi and now it is going to everything else. we have been down this road. we know all the media. they are just going to have to accept that hillary is possibly going to be our next president. earlier this week on "the ellen degeneres show" hillary clinton made an appearance and talked about being a female candidate for president in this country. [video clip] think it isall, i
just a reality that we are held to a higher standard. it gets a little old but you just forge ahead. all these wonderful, beautiful young women, don't get discouraged. don't give in. don't give up. [applause] i actually think, look. i am not asking people to vote for me because i am a woman, but i think if you vote for someone on their merits, one of my merits is i am a woman. that interview getting a lot of attention. guest: what she was really trying to do there is appealed to her base, women voters. one of the most striking findings over the last couple of weeks is that she is actually not getting -- i mean you would be expecting her to exploit the gender gap against republicans, but her numbers are underwater with women. she needs allen. that is a show that women watch. we will see if it works. it did not help the day she was on the show was the date the new
york times reported that she was trying to show she was more authentic and relatable. that was an attempt at that on the show. i think she did well for himself. ultimately there are a lot of other things going on that are going to overwhelm just one appearance on "ellen." host: steve, you are on the washington journal with josh kraushaar. caller: thank you. i just want to state that maryland got a little bit burned by martin o'malley with his taxes on the people. what i see the democrats doing is trotting out a new candidate like elizabeth warren, someone they can rebrand who is young, kind of they way they did with barack obama. you don't really know what his history is. on the republican side i see donald trump in the next several months just mowing down the competition and someone else coming in. would that be ideal?
i don't know. as a woman voter maybe i would like to see someone like carly fiorina. she is a strong candidate, she would make an excellent replacement for hillary with respect to the issues. is another interesting candidate for the republican party. we will just have to see how it all plays out. we have a long way to go. host: following up on women voters, talk about donald trump and women voters. he called into "the view" this week is well to talk about women's issues. guest: he is trying to rebuff some of the attacks that have been directed his ways. he is actually doing quite well with republican women and independent women, which makes me think that a lot of his momentum is as much due to name recognition and the fact that he is on television all the time. he is the person everyone is talking about. that matters. when you see women and men, moderates and conservatives in
the polls, there is saying that they like trump more than all the republican candidates. it actually gives us a reason to because it's about his staying ultimately he is going to do well with people who are disaffected. when he is finishing in first place with every single demographic group including women, who he has a real issue a cautionary sign. i think was the campaign begins those numbers might not last. let's get to mike and wyoming, line for republicans. go ahead. caller: first i would just like to say you guys at c-span should be nominated to be the moderators of all debates, you just show neutrality on both sides of the aisle. just a heads up for you guys. josh, i looking for a job for carly fiorina on wednesday night.
most people don't even know who she is and i think women are really going to get their eyes opened up and say wow. they are going to like this gal because she seems like she is just so bright. u.s. very question, she has got an answer. she is not sitting there jumping around. her.all in for i guess that is my comment on her. host: and a great way to end this segment. predictions for the cnn debate this coming week, who needs to do well? who may stumble? guest: i think there are going to be a of negative attacks. the fox debate, largely the candidates did not want to engage. bush is now going to have to go against ronald trump. the candidates need to break out. rubio, scott walker, they will be a lot more aggressive. theink fiorina has about --
best potential to really break out. to dos the opportunity even more in this debate if she continues to shine. i think she has the most upside of all the candidates. the campaign is really beginning in september, post-labor day. this is going to be a rougher debate and i think there will be some clear winners and losers. host: josh kraushaar, political editor at "national journal." >> on the next washington w andal, sarah warbelo matthew staver will discuss the religious debate over same-sex's heritage. diane oakley talks about individual retirement accounts for employees who do not have retirement plans at their workplace. reviews legaler
actions surrounding nfl quarterback tom brady, as well as overall labor and sports law. as always, will take your calls and you can join the conversation on facebook and twitter. levitz at 7:00 a.m. et on c-span -- live at 7:00 a.m. et on c-span. partyremarks by labor leader-elect jeremy corbyn. after that, discussion on the state of u.s. intelligence gathering with the director of national intelligence. the british labor party held its elections today. jeremy corbyn was elected leader with 60% of the vote. following the announcement he spoke to the party headquarters in london.
this is about 25 minutes. [applause] >> it is now my great honor to invite jeremy corbyn, leader of the labour party. [cheers and applause] [audience chanting] mr. corbyn: i will start by thanking everyone who took part in this election. this huge democratic exercise of more than 500,000 people all across this country.
it showed our party and movement passionate, democratic, diverse, united and determined for a better society possible for all. [applause] people that i want to thank before i say a few words. mcnichols,l, to ian the general secretary of the party and all of the party staff, for their incredible hard work during this campaign, the general election campaign -- [applause] and all the other campaigns that we do and will continue to do. ian, thank you very much and
make sure that all of our staff are aware of the appreciation we have for all of them. want also to pay huge thanks and tribute to harriet harman, who has been our acting leader. [applause] i have known harriet for a long time, and what i would say of commitment absolute and passion for decency, a quality and the rights of women in our society is something that we will honor her for, thank her for, and we have legislation brought about by her determination. harriet, thank you for all that you have done. [applause]
which you have led the party since the tragedy of the election results in may. i want also to thank and congratulate tom watson on his election as deputy leader of the party. [applause] passionate about communication, passionate about people don't wish to be accountable be held accountable. thank ed miliband for all the work he did for our party. [applause]
i thanked him for the work as leader of the party. some of who is passionate about defending the world environment from the way it is being destroyed at the present time. [applause] and the dignity he showed when his late father, the great rolf gillibrand, who was abused by some of our -- ralph mi llibrand who was abused. we have been discussing the candidates weather is 29 or 39 39.hether it is 29 or
it has been a fascinating experience for all of us. i want to thank them for the way we were able to put forward the political differences and still come out in the end with a group hug. we will reform ourselves as our tribute fans. -- abba tribute fans. [laughter] and continue our work in the future. [applause] passion and determination for a national health service of the human rights. it is something that comes over every time he speaks. [applause] and his passion for comprehensive education to assure all children have a reasonably fair life. for all of the work
she has done in government and in the party, but in particular, over the past few weeks, helping to shape and turnaround public opinion to show sympathy and humanity toward refugees. [applause] and when my first acts will be to go to the demonstration this afternoon to shows for the way refugees should be treated in this country. i want to thank her for her
friendship during this campaign. for the way that managed to have some moderately or from opinions on a number of issues. we managed to maintain a very good friendship. she absolutely stands up for what she believes in. thank you very much. [applause] those late-night train rides will never be the same again. [laughter] thank you to my fellow candidates and to the thousands of party members that attended the event all over the country. it is quite amazing that everyone of them was completely
full and standing room only in the other members and supporters were unable to get along to them. that is the chimney to all of and the way our members passionately engaged in debate and influenced party policy and make our party more inclusive and more democratic and their membership better listen to the teacher. i want to thank my own campaign team. they have been absolutely amazing. we came together after we have gone to the ballot paper. i want to say thank you to the 36 members of parliament. i nominated myself. [laughter] they nominated me for the position.
i know some had some reluctance to do so. it is reported. he did so in the spirit of inclusion and democracy. i thank them for that. i look for to working with all of them after this election. we have got great work to do in the party. our campaign began with very little. we gained support and volunteers. i think the unions that nominated me. unison.nd worker.unications the prison officers association. association. u and allrt from the fb the other unions that took part in this campaign. we are a partner -- party it --
.rganically linked together that is where we get our strength from. [applause] as a former union organizer, i fully understand the importance of unions at the workplace defending people's rights, standing up for their members. that is why i do not appreciate what this government is trying to do the shackle unions and the trade unions bill they are bringing forward monday. [applause] our campaign attracted the support of 16,000 volunteers all over the country. organizers in each part of the country that organized all the events and meetings that we have held.
in total, we have done 99 of those events today. we are here at the end of this long campaign. it has been incredible, the numbers of people that have come forward to join our party. before i go to that, i want to say a big thank you. to my many personal friends. everyone in the north labour party for electing me to parliament eight times through may this year, their fantastic comradeship, friendship and support. i absolutely do you their advice. sometimes it is advice you don't want to receive, but that is the best that you get. i say thank you to all of them in inns inc. in north -- insington north. and my family, they have been through the most appalling levels of abuse from some in the media over the past months. it has been intrusive, abusive
and simply wrong. i say to journalists, attack public, political figures. make criticism of them. that is ok, that is politics. but please, don't attack people who did not ask to be put in the limelight and merely want to get on with their lives. leave them alone in all circumstances. [applause] during this amazing three months, our party has changed. we have grown enormous sleep of -- we have grown enormously in the hopes of some of the people for a different spirit of hope and optimism. i say to the new members of the party, or those who have joined as registered supporters or
affiliated supporters, welcome to our party. welcome to our movement. i say to those returning to the party, who were in it before and felt disillusioned, welcome back. welcome back to your party and welcome home. and, maybe many of us simply didn't understand the views of many young people within our society. they had been written off as a non-political generation, who were simply uninterested. hence the low turnout and low registration in the last general election. they weren't. they were a political generation turned off by the way in which politics was being conducted. they were not attracted to participate in it.
we can and must change that. so, the fight now in our party gathers speed and pace. i'm delighted that our leader in scotland is here today. we will be campaigning for labour in scotland. [applause] for those great labour traditions in scotland. i think mr. jones for his leadership, and the weight -- way they continue the fight in wales. and how they have addressed the health market in wales, something we wish to do in the rest of britain.
i say congratulations to marvin reese for being selected as our mayoral candidate in bristol. we will be there supporting you. and to my friend who has been elected as the mayoral candidate for london. we will be campaigning together on the crucial issue of housing in london. i am fed up with the social cleansing of london by the tory government. [applause] we need a labour mayor in london who can ensure that we house everyone in london, that we end the skyhigh rent. that we end the insecurity of those living in the private sector. we need a labour mayor who can
bring that about, and he is the man to do it. this week, the tories will show what they are made of. they have the tools to undermine the ilo conventions and shackle democratic unions and destroy another element of our society. they're pushing for the welfare reform bill which will bring such misery and poverty to so many of the poorest in our society. i want the movement to be proud, strong and able to stand up and say, we want to live in a society where we do not pass by on the other side of those rejected by an unfair welfare system.
instead we reach out to and -- end the scourge of homelessness in our society. that is what we are about. [applause] there are many people who face desperation in other parts of the world. i think it is quite incredible the way that the mood in europe has changed over the past few weeks, of understanding that people fleeing from wars are the victims of wars. they are the generational victims and the intergenerational victims who end up in terrible places trying to find safety and exercise their refugee rights. they are human beings just like you and me. lets deal with the refugee crisis, with humanity, support, help and compassion to help people trying to get to a place of safety.
trying to help people stuck in refugee camps, to recognize that going to war creates a legacy of bitterness and problems. let's be a force for change, humanity, peace in the world. a force that recognizes we cannot go on like this with grotesque levels of inequality, grotesque threats to the environment around the world, without the rich and powerful government stepping up to the plate to make sure our world becomes safer and better. so those people do not and up in poverty and refugee camps wasting their lives away when they could be contribute inc. so -- contributing so much to the good of all of us on the planet. [applause] i conclude by this, the tories
have used the economic crisis of 2008 to impose a terrible burden on the poorest in the country. those who have seen their wages frozen or cut. those who cannot afford to sustain themselves properly. those who rely on food banks to get by. it is not right, it is not necessary and it has got to change. we need an economic strategy that improves lives, expands the economy and reaches out to care for everybody. you cannot do that if at the same time you do nothing about grotesque levels of inequality in our society. we need to develop an economic policy that deals with those issues. so the party is about justice and democracy, it is about the great traditions that we walk on. those that founded the party and the movement. those who stood up for injustice, for the right for women and others to vote. we stand here today because of
their work. we go forward as a movement and a party, bigger than we have been for a long time. stronger than we have ever been for a long time. more determined than we have been for a long time, to show to everyone that the objectives of our party is intact. our passion is intact. that we as a party will reach out to everyone in this country to take us on that journey together, so that no one is left on the side. that everyone has a decent chance in life, and a decent place within our society. that is what labour was brought about to achieve. this is, as we see here, about shaping the future. our party will become more inclusive, more involved, more democratic.
we will shape the future of everyone in this party in a way that will be remembered as something good for everyone, that brings about the justice we all crave. that is what brought us into this wonderful party ourselves. i say thank you to everyone for their support, friendship and comradeship through this process. i say thank you in advance to us all working together to achieve great victories, not just elect -- electoral victories, but in society to show things can be equal, things can and will change. thank you very much. [applause]
president obama talks about the new college scorecard, a tool developed by his administration to provide information on institutions of higher learning. representative michael mccaul of texas has the republican response. he voices his party's concern over the iran deal. pres. obama: hi, everybody. next week marks seven years since a financial crisis on wall street that would usher in some hard years for working families on main street. soon after that, i took office, and we set out to rebuild our economy on a new foundation for growth and prosperity by investing in things that grow our middle class things like jobs, health care, and education. today our businesses have created more than 13 million new jobs over the last five and a half years. the unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in more than seven years. another 16 million americans have gained health insurance. our high school graduate rate is the highest it's ever been, and
more people are graduating from college than ever before. we are coming back -- and stronger. still, in an economy that's increasingly based on knowledge and innovation, some higher education is the surest ticket to the middle class. by the end of this decade, two in three job openings will require some higher education. that's one reason why a degree from a two-year college will earn you $10,000 more each year than someone who only finished high school. one study showed that a degree from a four-year university earns you $1 million more over the course of a lifetime. the country with the best-educated workforce in the world is going to win the 21st century economy. i want that to be america, but as college costs and student debt keep rising, the choices that americans make when searching for and selecting a college have never been more important. that's why everyone should be
able to find clear, reliable, open data on college affordability and value, like whether they're likely to graduate, find good jobs, and pay off their loans. right now, however, many existing college rankings reward schools for spending more money and rejecting more students, at a time when america needs our colleges to focus on affordability and supporting all students who enroll. that doesn't make sense, and it has to change. so, today my administration is launching a new college scorecard, designed with input from those who will use it the most -- students, families, and counselors. americans will now have access to reliable data on every institution of higher education. you'll be able to see how much each school's graduates earn, how much debt they graduate with, and what percentage of a school's students can pay back their loans, which will help all of us see which schools do the best job of preparing america for success. and to reach more folks, we're working with partners in the
academic, non-profit, and private sectors that will help families use this new data to navigate the complicated college process and make informed decisions. the status quo serves some colleges and the companies that rank them just fine. but it doesn't always serve our students well, and that doesn't serve any of us well. there are colleges dedicated to helping students of all backgrounds learn without saddling them with debt. we should hold everybody to that standard. our economic future depends on it. this work is just beginning. in the coming weeks and months, we'll continue to improve the scorecard based on what we learn from students, parents, counselors, and colleges themselves. the goal is to help everybody who's willing to work for a higher education search for and select a college that fits their goals. together, we can make sure that every student has the chance to
get a great education and achieve their full potential. thanks, everybody, and have a great weekend. rep. mccaul: earlier this week, i had the honor of chairing the first-ever congressional hearing at the 9/11 memorial museum at ground zero in new york. the memorial sits on hallowed ground, consecrated by the loss of thousands of innocent americans and by the valor and sacrifice of those who worked to save their lives. in their honor, we vowed to never forget that day, and our memories of the victims and heroes gave our nation the resolve we needed to embark on a generational struggle against islamist terror. fourteen years after that fateful day, the struggle continues. the ranks of extremists are surging worldwide, and terrorist sanctuaries are proliferating.
radical sunni groups, from isis to al qaeda, are spreading like wildfire across the globe, but we cannot forget that the radical shi'a regime in iran remains the world's leading sponsor of terrorism. iran's leaders have called for our defeat and the destruction of our close ally, israel. the regime is responsible for more than 1000 american casualties during the iraq war, they have plotted a terrorist attack here in our nation's capital, and launched destructive cyberattacks against american companies. unfortunately, president obama's policies embolden iran's leaders. instead of countering the regime's terrorist networks, the white house let them spread. and the president allowed iran to get closer to a nuclear weapon. over the last six years, iran has defied international sanctions, completed an underground nuclear facility, and amassed a large stockpile of enriched uranium. and now the president has struck a deal that he says will keep iran from going nuclear. congress has spent several weeks reviewing this agreement and listening to the american people.
it is now clear that this deal will not stop a nuclear iran, but will instead endanger america and our allies for years to come. it will leave iran with the ingredients for a bomb and the infrastructure to build it. rather than stopping nuclear proliferation, this puts the middle east at the starting line of a nuclear arms race, and it will give iran a cash windfall, freeing up over $100 billion to fuel the regime's global campaign of islamist terror. incredibly, the agreement also fails to curb iran's intercontinental ballistic missiles, which the ayatollah says, in his own words, they will now "mass produce." these weapons are designed to hit our country and to attack our allies. ronald reagan's famous negotiating advice was to trust, but verify. but under this agreement,
president obama is saying trust iran to verify. it relies on secret side deals that the american people's representatives were not allowed to see. inspections will no longer happen anytime, anywhere. instead, iran can delay and will reportedly self-inspect its own nuclear sites. iranian officials have also declared military locations off-limits. let us be clear-eyed about the deal. this was not a negotiation with an honest government. it was a negotiation with terrorists who chant "death to america" and stand against freedom and democracy. for the last decade, congress has passed bipartisan sanctions to keep iran from going nuclear. sadly, this agreement does not achieve that goal. it puts iran on a glide-path to a nuclear weapon and turns those hard-won sanctions into wasted effort.
but my colleagues who understand for the sake of our nation's security and in defense of the free world. >> up next, a discussion on the state of the u.s. intelligence gathering with james clapper. then, former national security advisor sandy berger on the iran nuclear agreement. after that, a house hearing on a toxic river spill in colorado. >> a signature feature of book tv is our all-day cover -- coverage of book fairs across nonfiction with top authors. you're the end of september, we are in new york for the brooklyn festival celebrating its 10th year.